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dc.contributor.author Melki, Jad
dc.contributor.author Mallat, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-24T10:30:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-24T10:30:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1687-7721 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6416
dc.description.abstract This article explores digital activism among Lebanese social movement organizations (SMOs) using a social movements theoretical framework. . It highlights the commonly used digital and social media tools for activism, and analyzes their perceived benefits and disadvantages. The study used a mixed methods approach, combining qualitative interviews, focus group, and participant observation methods. It found that digital activism is on the rise, and that social media platforms offer many perceived benefits for activism work, but also create significant obstacles in both the digital and offline realms. As such, this article offers recommendations, based on best practices, to bolster the efficacy of digital activism in Lebanon. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Digital activism en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle efficacies and burdens of social media for civic activism en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201508744 en_US
dc.author.department Communication Arts en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Arab Media & Society en_US
dc.journal.issue 19 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Melki, J., & Mallat, S. (2014). Digital activism: Efficacies and burdens of social media for civic activism. Arab Media & Society, 19. en_US
dc.author.email jmelki@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tasharuk.net/resources/files/1438761358MelkiMallatDigitalActivismFinal.pdf en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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